Waterweed in the Wash-houses : Waterweed in the Wash-Houses
Compelling and poetic, Hyvrard's third novel appears to be the story of a mad woman looking at her life. Taking its structure from the major Arcana of the Tarot and the stages of alchemy it draws the reader into its vivid stream of consciousness narration, while uncovering multi-level significances beneath the text. Women's relation to language, history, politics and power and all aspects of femaleness are the themes of this irresistible and highly powerful novel.
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- Paperback | 144 pages
- 128 x 197.9 x 11.4mm | 169.2g
- 01 Sep 1996
- EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Back cover copy
First published in French in 1977, Waterweed in the Wash-houses is Jeanne Hyvrard's third novel. A stream-of-consciousness text it is structured according to the major Arcana of the Tarot and to the stages of alchemy. Apparently the story of a mad female narrator, the book has multi-level significances concerning women's relation to language, history, politics, power and all aspects of femaleness.